Saturday, March 30, 2013

There is no place like home!

We are home!  It is special that today is "B-doption Day" at our house.  It was 12 years ago today that we officially adopted the The Testy Chef after 3 years of foster care.  What a day it was!  Such as testimony to God's faithfulness...
Now, here I am 12 years later, (trying to prop my tired eyes open), surrounded by more bio kiddos than I ever would have imagined and 4 more foreign treasures....
I will write more soon about our trip to pick up our Yu-Chi Grace....when I can actually string more than two thoughts together.
But first, I want to share a little secret!
We are in the process of adopting two more from an Eastern European country!
I am blessed beyond belief to announce my daughters
Serenity Faith (A.k.a.  The Firecracker!)
Hope Margaret (A.k.a Sweet Pea)
What a story I have to tell.  But first I must sleep.  You can view a brief story on our Reese's Rainbow FSP here!
What a glorious weekend....celebrating the eternal Redemption by our Glorious Savior and the earthly redemption of little Yu-Chi Grace and looking forward to the earthly redemption of two more precious lives.
To Him be all glory, honor, and praise!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Baby, here I come!

I fly out Friday night (well, actually 2 am Saturday morning) to go redeem my girl!  I can't believe after all this time - over a year!- it is finally time!
Please pray for my family as I am gone - especially for my mom and Handsome as they hold down the fort.  Pray also for my youngest as they will not understand that Mama is gone.
Pray for little Yu-Chi Grace - that she will know she is loved and safe.  Pray for her little heart with so many changes.
Most of all, praise the Lord with me for His goodness!
He is mighty to save!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Change their world...and yours!

First, our agency, Agape Adoptions, only has the file for this precious little girl from B* for a couple more weeks.  Please pray for a family to redeem her!
This is Kami.  She is 6 years old and is in good health.  She is diagnosed with moderate mental delays and is on some medications.  Contact for more information.
What a dolly!
I also want to share the incredible ministry of Compassion International.  Through Compassion, you can sponsor a child for $38 a month.  Your sponsorship gives the child food, clothing, and other supplies necessary for life.   The children are able to go to school as well as having additional training/activties at the Compassion center. 
The best part about Compassion?  They are committed to sharing the good news of the Gospel with each family and child.
Now when you search for a child to sponsor, you can select "child has special needs" as part of your criteria.  I am so excited about this!  My husband and I consider sponsorship as a preemptive strike against a child becoming an orphan by helping them stay in their family. 
Pray for Kami.
Visit Compassion's website.
Fall in love with a child.  Change their world and yours!